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Offline Tiffanys

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Re: Recommend-A-Book
« Reply #620 on: May 20, 2016, 11:54:44 am »
I don't read much but here's a couple lists:
http://imgur.com/gallery/VaMp1
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I will say though that I really don't think Neil DeGrasse Tyson actually read all of those books. I've read Sun Tzu's The Art of War and Machiavelli's Prince and they both sucked.
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Re: Recommend-A-Book
« Reply #621 on: May 21, 2016, 01:26:23 am »
It's all up to interpretation; I liked both "The Art of War" and "The Prince"

A sneaky little science fiction book few people I know have read: "Lord of Light", by Roger Zelazny.

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« Reply #622 on: July 16, 2016, 06:10:59 pm »
I'm still working my way through Asimov's collection.  I finished the Robots In Time series (which actually was written by William F Wu) and rereading The Caves of Steel, and now I'm on The Naked Sun.

Didn't Asimov write an absurd amount of books?

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Re: Recommend-A-Book
« Reply #623 on: July 16, 2016, 06:48:38 pm »
Wellllll, sort of, but a large part of that output was science fact, which I'd actually argue he was much better at than fiction.  His short stories were also quite often superior to his longer-format work.

If you look at other authors of that era, many of them were quite prolific.  Harlan Ellison — who wrote many Star Trek episodes and Log entries (short stories) — Heinlein, Pohl, Bloch, Simak, and many more (even L. Ron Hubbard :laugh:) have a LOT of titles under their individual belts.

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Re: Recommend-A-Book
« Reply #624 on: August 02, 2016, 07:04:04 am »
Tim Zhan conqueror's pride. Read it.


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« Reply #625 on: August 14, 2016, 04:29:00 pm »
Has anyone read The Kingkiller Chronicles? I'd like to have some opinions.
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Re: Recommend-A-Book
« Reply #626 on: August 15, 2016, 07:59:33 pm »
Read it. It's awesome.


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Re: Recommend-A-Book
« Reply #627 on: August 30, 2016, 10:34:31 pm »
"H is for Hawk" by Helen Mcdonald.

I liked it alot, Even if it was a heavy read.
She writes about how the sorrow, after loosing an important person in your life, can drive you quite mad.

Loads of info on Hawks, and how it is to train one, and lots of intertextuallity, with a parallelstory.

I enjoyed it alot, it was quite different from what I usually read.
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Re: Recommend-A-Book
« Reply #628 on: August 30, 2016, 10:57:37 pm »
Biology of Desire by Marc David Lewis

Really interesting take on a different way to look at addiction. It's not too heavy on the science even though the guy is a neuroscience, but it IS a very interesting read, even if I'm not sold on his idea.

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Re: Recommend-A-Book
« Reply #629 on: January 04, 2017, 12:23:13 am »
The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita WOW now I know how politic works. 

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Re: Recommend-A-Book
« Reply #630 on: January 04, 2017, 01:16:27 am »
Yeah, I want that one too.

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Re: Recommend-A-Book
« Reply #631 on: January 04, 2017, 02:54:17 am »
The 'Overlord' books.

Actually, pretty good.

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Re: Recommend-A-Book
« Reply #632 on: January 04, 2017, 04:46:50 am »
I enjoyed the books, however I do have to ask....how far does the anime and the manga diverge from the books?


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Re: Recommend-A-Book
« Reply #633 on: January 18, 2017, 09:23:39 am »
I enjoyed the books, however I do have to ask....how far does the anime and the manga diverge from the books?

novel is much better detailed with more straightforward brutality.
as for the difference in the story... well some changes were made on the anime to censor out certain parts.

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Re: Recommend-A-Book
« Reply #634 on: January 18, 2017, 08:53:55 pm »
I didn't like the anime. The novels are much better IMO. If you can get past how stupidly OP the MC is, the world building and characters are great.

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Re: Recommend-A-Book
« Reply #635 on: February 14, 2017, 08:46:03 am »
for the LN yeah, WN is a bit quite different and lacks lots of things, specially some key figures that made the LN a lot more interesting.

if i had to rate it, WN < Anime < LN.

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Re: Recommend-A-Book
« Reply #636 on: February 14, 2017, 06:27:53 pm »
The problem with the light novels was the terrible translation, at least until later in the series.

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Re: Recommend-A-Book
« Reply #637 on: February 15, 2017, 09:30:33 am »
i don't really get why they split the LN and WN stories.
i could understand LN being a more refined version of the WN, but as it is its like a spin-off or a parallel-world story.

i mean... imagine Naruto without Sasuke and Sakura, is it still the same Naruto?
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Re: Recommend-A-Book
« Reply #638 on: March 02, 2017, 05:01:35 pm »
Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety
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It's uh... terrifying. :(

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Re: Recommend-A-Book
« Reply #639 on: March 20, 2017, 10:12:12 pm »
I only read self-help books.

Some I can recommend are:

Men are from Mars Women are from Venus
The Law of Attraction
The Miracle of Mindfulness

These are all great books that I think should be mandatory to read. Especially for students.